Sunday, 22 October 2017

The old Petrol Station of Pongakawa


On one of our road trips not so long ago we drove past this old building on the corner of the road leading into Pongakawa a small town about 40 minutes out of Tauranga. Old buildings especially those covered in graffiti catch my attention so we stopped briefly so I could take some photos.

According to people who have lived around the area this use to be the old petrol station, not sure how old it is or when it was last used as there seems to be very little information available online about this. It's kind of a pity it hasn't been used for another purpose but then again the building doesn't look very stable anyway...

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15 comments:

Liz said...

Cool pic Amy!

Andy said...

It certainly is an eye catcher. I always thought urban decay was only found in big cities.

Indah Nuria Savitri said...

Look at all those graffiti. I like them! Cheers from NYC..

Fun60 said...

It looks a sad building.

William Kendall said...

At this point it looks beyond salvaging.

Bill said...

It looks totally used up even for graffiti. Nice pic Amy, glad you stopped.

Rhonda Albom said...

Sometimes the graffiti can be very creative and artistic. I'm sad that this is not the case for this building.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Sadly, the building's new purpose seems to be to serve as a canvas for graffiti 'artists'.... something I fail to understand (but we see similar stuff on backroads everywhere we go over here....

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

Sometimes I wish buildings could talk

Murthy K v v s said...

I Like nostalgia pics .....

carol l mckenna said...

Colorful but sad to see old buildings let go ~ neat photo ~ thanks, ^_^

Love and light,
A ShutterBug Explores aka (A Creative Harbor)

Lady Fi said...

There is charm in that old building.

Sharon said...

What an appealing building. I would have stopped for a photo too.

NatureFootstep said...

hm. lots of different memories in this place :)

Unknown said...

Way back in the 1950's or 1960's, I think this used to be a shop/snackbar as well as a petrol station.

On the spot

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